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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles #2)

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Gregor learns of his role in another Underland prophecy, yet he swears he will never return to that place. But his vow crumbles when his little sister, Boots, is snatched. Gregor knows it is a ploy to lure him to the subterranean world, but he gives in and heads back underground, where he is reunited with his bat, Ares, the princess Luxa, and new allies. Together, they des ...more
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Turtleback Books (first published 2004)
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Filipe Miguel
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gregor, O Sobreterrestre

“Gregor, A Segunda Profecia” (A Profecia de Bane) é o segundo de uma série de cinco livros escritos por Suzanne Collins, actualmente reconhecida a nível mundial devido a outra personagem: Katniss Everdeen (”Hunger Games, Os Jogos da Fome).

Escrito poucos anos antes da trilogia de Everdeen, Gregor partilha alguns traços da escrita apresentada com a menina do Distrito 12, sendo a linguagem simples e acessível, marcadamente para um público jovem-adulto, a sua característica m
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Lindsey
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Why is NO ONE talking about this series?!?!?

It's not quite as "adult" as the Hunger Games trilogy but I think that this series is so so so much better. You follow a boy and his sister as they fight rats in the Underland.

This book actually had me on the edge of my seat towards the end. AND it left off on a cliffhanger so I'm glad that when I found this book I got the next one in the series as well.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2), Suzanne Collins
عنوان: تاریخ اعماق زمین - کتاب 2 - گریگور و پیشگویی بین؛ نویسنده: سوزان کالینز؛ مترجم: عاطفه احمدی؛ تهران، ویدا، چاپ اول و دوم 1392؛ در 242 ص؛ شابک: 9786002910196؛ موضوع: داستانهای علمی تخیلی از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
Kübra Yağmur
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Harry Potter, Narnia seven herkese
Hamam böceklerinin, yarasaların, örümceklerin ve sıçanların dünyasına davetlisiniz, tabii tiksinmezseniz.

Yeraltının tehlikeli dünyasına -yanlış hesap yapmışım- dört buçuk yıl önce giriş yapmıştım ama devamını getirmem gereğinden fazla uzun sürdü. Bu uzun araya rağmen hiçbir ayrıntıyı unutmadığım için okumakta ve adapte olmakta hiç sıkıntı çekmedim.

Kategori olarak her ne kadar çocuk gözüküyor olsa da yetişkinlerinde severek okuyabileceği bir seri olduğunu düşünüyorum. Macera kitaplarını seven ilk
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Darren Hagan
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These books are just freaking awesome! Also, the story finished on Christmas Eve and I finished it on Christmas Eve, nice little coincidence :D
juan carlos
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
DEBO ADVERTIR QUE ESTA SAGA ES ADICTIVA, SUZANNE COLLINS, ES UNA EXTRAORDINARIA CREADORA DE HISTORIAS QUE TE LLEVAN DE LA MANO, PARA MARAVILLARTE Y DESTROZARTE.


SUZANNE COLLINS, TE LLEVA A LA GLORIA A LA DESTRUCCIÓN EN UN SÓLO CAPITULO. FORMIDABLE.

¿Para qué leer la profecía de la destrucción de collins?

1. Los personajes principales, nos muestran una evolución al enfrentarse a algo muy dificil. Lo que dicta le corazón del gente.
2. En este tomo hay una enfrentamiento marino, que te va a dejar sin a
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Kwoomac
I wish I knew a 10-12 year old boy I could recommend this series to. The story line is great. Our hero Gregor who is probably about 12 discovers an underground world filled with pale humans who haven't seen the light of day in forever, along with lots of giant rodents, roaches and bats. Pretty cool. Not too scary. This is Book #2 in a series so you know the hero survives. He's flawed and his family life is far from perfect. My favorite character continues to be Boots. Love her interactions with ...more
Amber
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: librarybooks
It has been a few months since Gregor and Boots traveled to the Underland to save their father and finish the last prophecy. When Boots is kidnapped, Gregor must travel back to the Underland and undertake a quest of a new prophecy where he must kill the bane that threatens to destroy all. Can he accomplish this task? Read this and find out for yourself.

This was a pretty good read. It had tons of adventures and learning to believe in yourself. I look forward to continue this series with Book 3 in
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Gerasimos
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own

Suzanne Collins is a masterful author. The Hunger Games trilogy is a masterpiece. One of my most favorite books. I do believe that in a few years it will become a classic. When I was done with the Hunger Games trilogy with the release of Mockingjay I was thirsty for more books by her. So I decided to try her first series, the Underland Chronicles. When I opened the pages of Gregor the Overlander last year, I admit it: I was affraid. Not because it is a book that appeals to children, since I love
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Jaqueline Miguel
Dou os meus sinceros parabéns à Editorial Presença pela capa fantástica deste livro, bem como por todo o trabalho de edição realizado no seu interior. A capa é simplesmente maravilhosa e sei por experiência própria que tem um impacto positivo em quem a vê. Além disso, agradeço imenso pelo envio deste livro para opinião. Foi mais uma leitura absolutamente deliciosa.
A nossa querida Suzanne Collins não desilude neste segundo livro das Crónicas da Subterra, mas confesso que não gostei tanto como d
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Becky
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After staying up until 1 in the morning to finish book 1 I was eager to dig into book 2. I was at work today and had to go out in my lunch break, but luckily I finished early today so once I got home at 3.30 I got to sit down and get stuck in. By 5.00 I was over halfway through. This one is 50 pages longer than book 1, coming in at 308 pages, but that is still not a lot for me.
I stopped for dinner then picked the book up again and was finished by 7.00. Once again I had powered through it, swept
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Jackie
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so after finishing Gregor the Overlander, I couldn’t wait to get to the second installment. I was left wondering at the aftereffects of Gregor’s return. How did he tell his mom about his adventures and how did she react? By the end of the first book I was just as worried as Gregor was about his return.

Unfortunately, home life hasn’t gotten any easier for Gregor and his family. Economically, they’re still struggling and emotionally they’re still dealing with the mysterious happenings of Un
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Lucy
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
An absolutely brilliant sequel to Gregor the Overlander. Anyone doubting Suzanne Collins' storytelling prowess should definitely give this series a try. I'd love to see Collins write a book for adults, since she's proven with this series and The Hunger Games that she's capable of writing fantastic, engaging stories for both children and young adults with ease.

I ordered the third book before I'd even finished this one and I'm very glad I did - there's a few loose ends at the end of this one that
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Nilin Börekçi
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bu kitap da, ilk kitap gibi kendisini çok severek okuduğum değerli bir kitap oldu. Keşkeee keşkeeee diyip neredeyse bir buçuk yıl kitaplığımda bekletmeseymişim diyorum. :') Hareket hiç azalmadı ve Gregor ile çevresindekilerin yaptığı her şey çok mükemmeldi. Tek bir sorun vardı ki, bunu kusur olarak görmüyorum; birinci kitaptaki olaylar gibi 'bir grupla yolculuk etme' gibi bir unsur vardı. Bu beni rahatsız etmedi hiçbir şekilde ama ilk kitabı büyük ölçüde anımsattı diyebilirim. Ama yinede çok sev ...more
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Another great book in this series.
Read to my son who is enjoying it.
Better than the first, in my opinion.
Przemysław Garczyński (3telnik.pl)
AAAAaaaa! Dajcie mi trzeci toooom! :D
Venus Heidari
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series so freaking much. THG really cannot even compare in my opinion.

Pros
- CHARACTERS. Wow, I love everyone so much. I could talk about Gregor for hours. He is so empathetic and courageous, but also completely fallible. He makes mistakes and has to correct his behavior/actions so many times throughout the book, and he's such a better character for it. Twitchtip completely stole my heart. What an incredible individual to include in this story. Technically part of the "wrong" side but
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AthinaB
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Είναι γρήγορο και περιπετειώδης βιβλίο.
Timo
Jun 24, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book takes place underground where spiders are 6 feet tall, and cockroaches are 8 feet tall. Rats are 10 feet tall and are very scary. Gregor is sent for and goes down there once again...
Claudia {SparrowHawk}
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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane was an engaging read and served more as a gradual process of revelations to pave the way for the following three books in the series. It was long enough to adequately flesh out its characters and the atmosphere in the Underland – this along with the emphasized significance of the plot consistently impressed me – I liked it!
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WHAT I LIKED
+ All of the familiar tropes from the middle-grade/fantasy genres are piled up in this book
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Деница Райкова
Mar 20, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
КНИГИТЕ, КОИТО "СЕ СЛУЧВАТ": "GREGOR AND THE PROPHECY OF BANE"

Първата книга от "Подземните хроники" завършва с обещание за завръщане.
Или не, не обещание, а пророчество. Както в началото на първата книга едно пророчество обявява уж случайно попадналия в подземната страна хлапак за велик воин, призван "да върне светлината", така в края й друго изисква неговото завръщане. А той, с присъщата на всички хора - и най-вече деца - склонност да се бунтува срещу неоспоримото, неизбежното, предопределенот
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мεgяεร.
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Desislava Filipova
След като Грегор изпълни Сивото пророчество и си мислеше, че никога повече няма да се върне в Подземната страна, се оказа, че го чака ново предизвикателство - Гибелното пророчество.
Грегор и две годишната му сестричка отново са в Подземната страна и се готвят да поемат напът, за да търсят зловещ бял плъх, наричан Гибелния.
Ще летят, ще се промъкват през тунели и ще плават по Водния път - като през цялото време няма да скучаят и за миг.
Adama
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Eric N.
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has been a couple months since Gregor has been in the Underland but when Boots is kidnapped by the Crawlers he must go back. When he arrives in Regalia he soon reads the Prophecy of Bane and learns that the Gnawers are trying to kill Boots and he has to kill "The Bane". In order to find the Bane he sails across the waterway with Luxa, Aurora, Mareth, Andromeda, Ares, Boots, Temp, Twitchtip, Photos Glow-Glow, Zap, Howard, and Pandora. Along the way they run into problems that only makes things ...more
Nora
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nora by: Annika
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

I love this series! I do! But I hate the audiobook. Especially, well mostly that, the way the narrator speaks Boots. I couldn't stand it and had to go and buy the book to be able to finish it.

For a time I thought middle grade just isn’t for me. That I can’t get into the stories anymore and I was kinda sad about it. And I was afraid to reread some of my favorites because of that. I didn’t want to taint the memories.
But I absolutely love this series! And there is noth
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Moataz Ibrahim
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Prophecy of Bane predicted the return of Gregor the overlander to the underland world to take the light of the Bane and return the light to Regalia. That's the one-sentence layout of the book.
But to try and describe the amount of emotions this book contains, it'd be challenging to try to describe it.
In this book, Collins made an improvement. She took more care of the psychological profiling of the main characters and some of the side characters.
Boots is still my favorite character.
This book'
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Ms.Kim
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a cliffhanger!
I really like this as a middle grade (and even older) series, because it fits into the whole "hero's journey" type of coming of age genre. It's neat to see how Gregor is shifting in his perspective about the Underland. Finding out that the crucial aspect of his character, that he is a Rager (won't tell you what that is), complicates his own internal conflicts. It was an ominous ending to the book, and then when I saw the title for book 3 it all made sense.

Sorry these reviews
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August Busch
If half stars were available I would actually rate this a 3.5. I find the Underland Chronicles interesting and enjoy Gregor's adventures. This book was good, even though I had a few issues with the characters. I felt 50 percent of the book dwelled on characters emotions and their reaction at the end of the first book. If you look pass the repetitive explainations and emotions, the book was entertaining. Clearly the issues I have with this one was not crucial because I plan on starting the third ...more
Sonic
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the book because there were a lot of twists and turns. The bane was a baby rat and I thought the bane was going to be Huge. When Gregor and Arise returned from the Labrynth Gregor heard boots in the hall of the castle near the room that he was staying in for the night. When he arrived at the door he could hear his sister at, he opened the door and saw boots and 6 cockroaches all around her. Gregor heard that Luxa and Aroaru did not make it back. Next trip Gregor will help Vikus find his ...more
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Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little B
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Other Books in the Series

Underland Chronicles (5 books)
  • Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
  • Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (Underland Chronicles, #3)
  • Gregor and the Marks of Secret (Underland Chronicles, #4)
  • Gregor and the Code of Claw (Underland Chronicles, #5)

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“Oh, be quiet, Fo-Fo.” 40 likes
“If Under fell, if Over leaped,
If death was life and Death life reaped,
Something rises from the gloom,
To make the Underland a tomb

Hear it scratching down below,
Rat of long forgotten snow,
Evil cloaked in coat of White,
Will the Warrior drain your light?

What could turn the Warrior week?
What do burning Gnawers seek?
Just a barely speaking pup
That holds the Land of Under up

Die the baby, die his heart
Die his most essential part
Die the peace that rules the hour,
Gnawers have their key to power”
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